Archives: This week in Chester History


This Week in Chester Library History — May 1-7, 1976

This week sees the New Building Committee meeting with the architect, Charles Fitch of Metuchen. The Library Board of Trustees and Fitch signed an agreement (composed by the law offices of Orr and Bock of Morristown) which specified the architect’s services, the owner’s responsibilities, payments, personnel expenses, and other legal matters. Thus began the official journey toward a much larger and efficient space to hold the Chester Free Public Library.


This Week in Chester Library History — April 21-27, 1974

In 1974, this week was National Library Week. More locally, our Friends of the Library launched a new program on April 26, 1974 —  Craft of the Month. They kicked it off with a lesson on how to create macrame plant hangers, taught by Kathy Appis. Additionally, the Chester Library displayed the artwork of Jay E. Flucker, an art teacher at Black River Middle School,